Art Education faculty member and dean to discuss new book on teaching civic participation with digital media

Cover of Michelle Bae-Dimitriadis' book

Michelle Bae-Dimitriadis, assistant professor of art education; women’s, gender, and sexuality studies; and Asian studies, will discuss her new book, Teaching Civic Participation with Digital Media in Art Education:Critical Approaches for Classrooms and Communities, with B. Stephen Carpenter II, Michael J. and Aimee Rusinko Kakos Dean in the College of Arts and Architecture, at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 25, in the Woskob Family Gallery, 146 South Allen Street, State College. Light refreshments will follow the discussion.

Published by Routledge, the work is an anthology that provides a comprehensive overview of conceptual frameworks and teaching practices that promote youth civic participation by using a variety of established and emerging digital technologies.

“Adults often undervalue children and youths’ use of digital media-making as merely habitual, unimportant play. However, we view their self-directed media participation as an important form of agency that has potential to create a tangible change," Bae-Dimitriadis said in a news release about the book.

Bae-Dimitriadis is co-editor of the book with Olga Ivashkevich.